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Crawford W. Long. Engraving by R. O'Brien. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine (B017305).


Long, Crawford Williamson (01 November 1815–16 June 1878), physician, surgeon, and pioneer anesthesiologist, was born in Danielsville, Georgia, the son of James Long and Elizabeth Ware. Long’s father, a prosperous and public-spirited planter and merchant who was clerk of the local court and a member of the Georgia Senate, named his son in honor of his friend ...